With the rise in the use of LNG as a fuel, the marine industry requires new cryogenic storage solutions which are both compact and easy to install. To meet this requirement, GTT has developed the LNG Brick® technology and announces the end of its test campaign.
This solution, comprising a Mark III membrane system, is delivered as a block ready to be installed into the ship structure. LNG Brick provides LNG fuel tanks solutions for capacities ranging between 1 000 and 3 000 m3. This technology will eventually allow the construction of the LNG Brick tank in a different location from the shipyard that will integrate it into an LNG-powered vessel. LNG Brick will also enable an easier management of boil-off for small volumes thanks to an ability to maintain a higher pressure than conventional membrane tanks.
GTT has awarded a prototype to Dongsung FineTec, a Korean company specializing in the production of insulation boards, used for GTT technologies. The tests, conducted in cryogenic conditions, have demonstrated the satisfactory performance of this new system.
Philippe Berterottière, Chairman and CEO of GTT, said: “We are pleased to be able to expand our range of membrane containment systems with this reliable, high performance solution. Given the current economic environment and LNG price levels, it seems likely to address many of our customers’ concerns”.